2019 AOC Fleurie 'en remont'

Julie Balagny

Regular price $95 750ml Sale

This wine is made from her oldest vines in Fleurie, which are 60 and 100 years old - grown on granite mixed with pebbles and sand, and another parcel of granite and quartz. 5 weeks carbonic maceration, then raised in old barrels for 10 months. Not fined or filtered. No SO2 at any stage.

Darker colour. Wild berries, blueberries and wild herbs. There is the granite - seems darker, but the perfectly ripe fruit is light and lifted. It’s deep and so nice. This is a serious adult wine, and while some of her previous wines have been great, but a bit loose – this seems to be extremely well balanced and slightly more polished dare I say it. Black roses and hints of liquorice mix into a cauldron of eternal perfume. Darker, yet lifted. Pungent, yet approachable. This is seriously wow. I can’t explain it – I love the lightness of some of her wines – this has more depth with that lightness, but a certain elegance. Black strawberries coming through as it warms up. Acidity is medium and so nice. As I write this, I think - what other Beaujolais is like this? None, it's so unique. Dark roses emerge to the forefront. Gentle tart acidity and the texture is deep. Can be a drinking wine yes, but this is a nice meal wine to really study. Maybe I’m just getting old, but I love it. So much freedom and expression, yet managed with care and thought. Brilliant.

AOC Fleurie
2019 AOC Fleurie 'en remont'